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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (Coolangatta) (OOL)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

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Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine

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Visiting the Gold Coast

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Sydney to Gold Coast travel information

From the theme parks to the peaceful hinterland, the beloved surf breaks, beachfront hotels and a blossoming dining and micro-brewery scene – the Gold Coast is one of our most iconic holiday destinations

View our Gold Coast travel guide

When to visit

Best time to visit the Gold Coast

Being a sub-tropical city with around 300 days of sun each year means there’s never really a bad time to escape to the Gold Coast. Book your trip around a hot and humid summer, tropical and breezy spring, cool and pleasant autumn, and dry and sunny winter. 

Flight information

Sydney to Gold Coast flight information

The direct flight time from Sydney to the Gold Coast is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

How many direct flights go to the Gold Coast from Sydney on a daily basis?

On average, there are 4 flights per day from Sydney to the Gold Coast, and a total of 30 flights per week. 

What day of the week has more flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast?

Friday and Sunday have the highest number of daily flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast. 

Departure information

Fly Sydney to the Gold Coast

We want your journey from Sydney to the Gold Coast to be as smooth as possible and the following information will help make that happen. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Airport. Located 9 km (5.5 miles) south of the Sydney CBD, in Mascot, Sydney AirportOpens external site (SYD) has three terminals: T1 - Sydney international airport (Qantas flights QF1-QF399, oneworld flights and Jetstar international flights), T2 - Sydney domestic airport (Jetstar domestic flights) and T3 - Sydney domestic airport (Qantas Domestic flights QF400 to QF1599 and QantasLink flights QF1600 and above). 

Baggage allowance

All passengers flying from Sydney to the Gold Coast are allocated checked baggage. If you need extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney to the Gold Coast can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance or visit a kiosk or desk to check-in at the terminal.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Gold Coast Airport. Located 21km (13 miles) from Surfers Paradise and 3km (1.8 miles) from Coolangatta, Gold Coast Airport (OOL)Opens external site in a new window is the gateway to southern Queensland. Qantas Flights QF400 and above operate from Terminal 1. 

Arriving on the Gold Coast

Once you touch down on the Gold Coast, you’ll be greeted by the friendly airport staff. Then there are multiple transport options available to get you on your way. 

Getting into the Gold Coast from Gold Coast Airport

There are several transport options connecting the airport to the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist locations, including the SkyBus Gold Coast Airport Shuttle and transfers with private operators. There are also car rental desks opposite the arrivals area, a taxi rank is at the southern end of the terminal, and a rideshare pick-up point at the northern end of the terminal. 

Getting around the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is serviced by the TransLink bus network and a 13-kilometre integrated tram system, as well as trains, taxis, ferries, and self-drive options. 

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

When you fly from Sydney to the Gold Coast, we strive to make you enjoy every moment of your journey, so you arrive feeling refreshed and ready to discover the city. 

Seamless check-in

Get your trip to the Gold Coast off to the right start with a check-in option that best suits your needs. Visit a kiosk or desk at Gold Coast Airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure. 

Included baggage

Baggage is included on your flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast. Visit the baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Sydney to the Gold Coast due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.